The theme for today’s daily devotional by David Jeremiah is ”THE COMMITMENT”
SCRIPTURE: For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11
Notice at the end of that verse it says, “them that walk uprightly.” God will withhold nothing from them that walk uprightly. I believe withholding nothing is God’s best. But there is a requirement to that. God requires that we walk uprightly.
Having God’s best sounds great. We all want to experience His best in our lives. But why isn’t the body of Christ experiencing it? I believe the primary reason is because it requires a serious commitment. It requires diligence and unwavering determination.
To have God’s best you must be willing to give Him your best.
This is where so many of God’s people fall short. We all want to have God’s best, but we are not willing to give Him our best. Most Christians are not willing to make that kind of commitment. You have to constantly ask yourself: How desperate am I for God’s best in my life?
I have found that desperate people will do desperate things. They will do whatever it takes to change their situation. If you are truly desperate to have God’s best in your life then you will be willing to do whatever the Word requires of you. It is not going to happen automatically. You have to strive for it.
That’s what happened to me 46 years ago, I got desperate for change. I got tired of just existing. I got tired of just barely getting by. I got tired of living from paycheck to paycheck. I got tired of the devil stealing everything that I had worked hard for.
I was tired of feeling frustrated all the time. Are you at that place? Are you tired of just surviving? Are you ready to experience God’s best for your life? Then say right now, “As for me, I choose to have God’s best in my life.” When you truly understand this, then you will begin to realize that having God’s best is a chosen and determined outcome.
Make a decision today and every day, to put God’s Word first and to walk uprightly before Him! Remember when you do, He promises that no good thing will be withheld from you!
Author: Jerry Savelle